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May 28, 2012 | by  | in Arts Film |
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Outtakes

Many people think of queer films as only existing to serve a small subset of the population. This is nonsense. Queer films focus on universal aspects of the human experience, albeit with an alternative sexual viewpoint. Running from 31st May to 10th June, Outtakes is a unique opportunity to gain an appreciation of areas of society that you may not be familiar with.

Sagat

Seeing as this is perverted filth about a gay porn star, I must advise against it for the sake of your soul. I, however, will reluctantly drag myself along in the name of journalism. I certainly won’t enjoy the debauchery.*

Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger

Often regarded as a man who epitomised masculinity, many forget Rock Hudson was also gay. Packed with eye-opening vignettes, this should provide interesting insights into the often imperceptible nature of homosexuality.

Let My People Go!

Recipe to maximise the potential for discrimination: Be Jewish and gay. This “camp romantic comedy” attempts to send up the typical stereotypes associated with both. Anybody who likes their comedy chaotic should find plenty to love here.

Co-Dependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

Ever wanted to see lesbian space aliens? This film has got them in droves. If they manage to play off the B-movie clichés effectively, then this should be a gloriously absurd delight.

Going Down in La-La Land

Another boy aspires to ascend to Hollywood stardom, but first he must dabble in the scurrilous world of porn. It could be an interesting exploration of the hardships a large number of actors face, by wiping away the glitz and the glamour to reveal what constitutes Los Angeles. On the other hand it might also turn out to be shallow tosh. Worth a look anyway.

*– I’m gay, so this isn’t homophobic. 

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